Vladimir S. LITVINENKO
V.S. Litvinenko (born 1955) graduated with honors from Leningrad Mining Institute in 1982. He defended his PhD dissertation on the “Research on the Process of Drilling Rock Formations with the Use of Melting” in 1987 and his Doctoral dissertation on the “Theoretical and Experimental Foundations for the Process of Drilling Rock Formations with the Use of Melting” in 1992. V.S. Litvinenko has vast experience of practical work as mining engineer.
V.S. Litvinenko is Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Member of MANEB (International Academy of Ecology, Man and Nature Protection Sciences), and Member of the International Academy of Higher Education. He was elected Rector of Mining Institute in 1994 (at the age of 39) and re-elected in 2004. In 2011, the Institute got the status of St. Petersburg Mining University, and V.S. Litvinenko was elected its rector.
V.S. Litvinenko is a well-known scholar, author of more than 150 scientific papers, including 5 monographs. He has 28 registered patents and inventions. He is recipient of several state orders, including the Order of Honor (1998), Order of Order of Andrey Pervozvannyi (2001), two Orders of Merit for the Fatherland” (3rd and 4th degree) and Laureate of the Prize of the RF Government in the field of science and technology (2008) and many others.
Under direction of V.S. Litvinenko, the University has significantly expanded: new divisions including the Department of Environmental Ecology, Department of Oil and Gas Field Development and Exploitation, Department of Furnace Technologies and Fossil Fuel Processing were established;
new specializations were introduced for students of Specialist’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, i.e., “Chemical Technology for Organic Matters,” “Equipment for Oil and Gas Processing,” “Environmental Protection,” “Chemical Technology and Bio Technology,” “Economics,” etc.
Rector Litvinenko has substantially advanced the process of computerization of the training process at the University: presently, the University has more than 400 computers per every thousand students. All computers are integrated into a university network and connected to the Internet. The Rector provided for major repairs of all educational, laboratory and administrative buildings of the University and the creation of state-of-the-art training and laboratory facilities.